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Arriva bus stuck after attempting to turn around in muddy field off Knowle Road, Wouldham

School children and other passengers were forced to a leave bus after it drove into a muddy field and got stuck.

An Arriva double-decker had to be pulled out when it tried to turn around on grassland off Knowle Road, Wouldham.

Arriva bus wedged in field off Knowle Road, Wouldham. Picture: Clynton Mitson. (28924269)
Arriva bus wedged in field off Knowle Road, Wouldham. Picture: Clynton Mitson. (28924269)
Arriva bus wedged in field off Knowle Road, Wouldham. Picture: Jenny Folk-Fletcher (28924272)
Arriva bus wedged in field off Knowle Road, Wouldham. Picture: Jenny Folk-Fletcher (28924272)

The bus was headed on its usual route when it discovered the road ahead was closed.

A witness said they walked over to the site to speak to find out what happened as they were concerned there may have been a medical incident.

They said the driver told them that the road closed sign had been taken down at the top of the road.

When he realised the error, he tried to manoeuvre the bus in the field to continue on his route but got wedged.

It was later recovered from the boggy land.

An Arriva spokesman said: "Our depot was advised by local authorities that the roadworks on Knowle Road had finished.

"Buses were then sent on their normal route, however, as the roadworks were in fact still ongoing, the bus had to turn around, and in doing so, got stuck.

"However, we can confirm the bus has since been recovered."

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